Finance ready plan: Servicing Uganda’s agricultural sector through business

  

MBADIFA Enterprises Limited, Uganda

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MBADIFA Enterprises Limited is the business subsidiary of Mbarara District Farmers’ Association (MBADIFA). Following an extensive market study in 2010, surveying MBADIFA members and other key stakeholders with the aim of determining farmers’ needs, it was concluded many of the identified challenges facing the agricultural sector in Uganda could be solved through business solutions.

The results of the study revealed a great need to put in place efficient mechanisms to ensure quality agricultural products were supplied, as well as the provision of technical knowledge on the proper use of farm equipment being made available to farmers. Consequently, the aim of the Mbadifa Agro-Input Shop is to address these issues by providing quality and affordable equipment, as well as advisory services and development solutions to farmers – helping them grow their crops and their business. Read more

Sector: Agriculture
Finance needed: $10,000 – $50,000

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